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Sale 978 — The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1151
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1151, Revenues1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Huge even margins, bold "L.C. & Co. Jan. 1863." cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in sound condition with Jumbo margins, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

1,800
4,750
1152
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1152, Revenues3c Playing Cards, Perforated (R17c), 3c Playing Cards, Perforated (R17c)3c Playing Cards, Perforated (R17c). Well-centered, deep rich color, light manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

150
350
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1153
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1153, Revenues3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Huge margins, black handstamp cancel, wonderful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

80
225
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1154
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1154, Revenues10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Large even margins, fresh color, faint ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

250
500
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1155
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1155, Revenues10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b), 10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b). Deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, light ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, exceedingly scarce in such superb condition, 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95) no longer accompanies, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

750
800
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1156
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1156, Revenues10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Huge margins, beautiful color and impression, neat ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

850
1,600
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1157
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1157, Revenues25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a), 25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a)25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a). Large margins, beautiful deep rich color, black "Mutual Life Ins Co ? 9, 1863" handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

45
250
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1158
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1158, Revenues70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large to huge margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, neat 1864 handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

600
1,200
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1159
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1159, Revenues70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large margins, rich color on fresh paper, manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

600
500
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1160
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1160, Revenues$1.00 Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R75a), $1.00 Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R75a)$1.00 Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R75a). Huge beautifully balanced margins, red San Francisco Customs cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

90
375
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1161
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1161, Revenues$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a), $1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a)$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a). Large and even margins all around, radiant color, neat central strike of "W.M.H. Wood. Mar. 3, 1863" oval handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp and especially desirable cancelled solely by the handstamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

90
450
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1162
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1162, Revenues$1.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R78a), $1.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R78a)$1.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R78a). Large margins, unusually deep rich color, cancelled solely by "E.D.M. & Co. Feb. 2-63" two-line handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

27
150
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1163
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1163, Revenues$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a), $1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a)$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Large even margins, attractive shade, unobtrusive strike of 1864 double-circle datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

1,300
2,400
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1164
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1164, Revenues$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a), $1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a)$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a). Large margins to full, fresh and bright color, neat strike of "Kingan & Co. N.Y. Dec. 11, 1865" double-circle datestamp

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.90 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE, ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE HANDSTAMP.

It is believed that of the 9,000 examples originally issued imperforate, 312 were returned for perforating. It is not known how many were used. A review using Power Search found only seven unduplicated copies.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

10,000
9,000
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1165
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1165, Revenues$3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a), $3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a)$3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a). Large margins all around, bright color and detailed impression, cancelled solely by Dec. 3, 1863 double-circle datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

175
190
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1166
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1166, Revenues$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a), $3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a)$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, light ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

175
250
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1167
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1167, Revenues$3.00 Manifest, Perforated (R86c), $3.00 Manifest, Perforated (R86c)$3.00 Manifest, Perforated (R86c). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, neat strike of blue Sept. 26, 1867 double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and scarce in such choice condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

50
170
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1168
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1168, Revenues$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a), $10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a)$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a). Large to huge margins all around, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive Sep. 24, 1867 manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

825
1,300
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1169
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1169, Revenues$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a), $10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a)$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a). Large even margins all around, deep rich color, neat strike of "Illinois Central R.R. Land Dept. Jun. 10, 1863" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and especially desirable cancelled solely by the circular datestamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

125
375
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1170
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1170, Revenues$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Huge margins, bright shade, neat April 1, 1863 ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ), we are surprised this did not grade higher

700
650
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1171
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1171, Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large even margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression, faint manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $15.00 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

2,700
4,250
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1172
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1172, Revenues$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, large balanced margins, cancelled by neat strike of "Fredrick's & Co. 179 Fifth Ave., May 26, 1865" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

150
425
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1173
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1173, Revenues$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Large margins to full, detailed impression on bright paper, neat manuscript cancel at left leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

250
250
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1174
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1174, Revenues$50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, long and full perforations all around, bright shade, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

150
225
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1175
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1175, Revenues$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128), $10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, brilliant colors, unobtrusive manuscript cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce in such choice condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

210
375
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1176
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1176, Revenues$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, rich colors, neat "Dec. 27, 71 H.G.N." ms. cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

8,250
10,500
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1177
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1177, Revenues$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Choice centering with mostly wide margins, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, blue "J. Wingate, (Jany 1?), New York" and embossed New York Surrogate's Seal, almost full original gum

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB WELL-CENTERED AND SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.

Only 204 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree.

Unlisted in Kingsley census. 2007 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ). We feel this grade is unduly harsh for such an oversize stamp in sound condition

16,000
19,000
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1178
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1178, Revenues$3.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R147), $3.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R147)$3.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R147). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, light strike of blue double-circle datestamp and also faint herringbone cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

70
170
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1179
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1179, Revenues$1,000.00 Carmine, Series of 1944 (R410), $1,000.00 Carmine, Series of 1944 (R410)$1,000.00 Carmine, Series of 1944 (R410). Natural s.e. at right and bottom, rich color, neat "Cancelled Oct. 18, 1944" two-line handstamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, scarce cancelled solely by the handstamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

375
500
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1180
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1180, Revenues$2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1953 (R651), $2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1953 (R651)$2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1953 (R651). Natural s.e. at right, bright color, unobtrusive strike of purple handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce Revenue, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

1,250
500
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1181
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1181, Revenues$2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1954 (R685), $2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1954 (R685)$2,500.00 Carmine, Series of 1954 (R685). Natural s.e. at right, brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of purple handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

300
275
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1182
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1182, Revenues$60.00 Bright Green, Stock Transfer, Series of 1949 (RD306), $60.00 Bright Green, Stock Transfer, Series of 1949 (RD306)$60.00 Bright Green, Stock Transfer, Series of 1949 (RD306). Natural s.e. at top and right, bright color, neat strike of purple handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ)

325
160
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